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Process Lead (Fixed Term)

Job Name

Process Lead (Fixed Term)


United Kingdom





Reporting Line:

Operations Development Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Evelyn Elliott

About the role

What does a Process Lead do?

The Process Lead is expected to develop the operating teams’ technical understanding and mastery of process control. S/He is the Centerline DMS (Daily Management System), Changeover DMS, and Change Management DMS owner for their Operations area.

The Process Lead owns the integrity of the Operations Event Data System and is responsible for data analytics of operational losses. S/He also act as the team’s expert in troubleshooting/problem solving. A majority of the individual’s time will be pent on the operating floor working with the teams and building the capability of the people in their area.

Dayshift rotation with off-shift and weekend support as dictated by business requires; this could include call-in support in extreme cases.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be:

  • Owns the centerline management system for their Operations area, including:
  • Establish CL targets and limits for the equipment owned by the team
  • Ensuring all CL audits are completed at the proper frequency
  • Develop control strategies to enable operators to respond to out of control situations
  • Training team members on documentation needed when running out of CL
  • Investigating, validating and updating new CL standards to eliminate losses
  • Executing weekly health checks, identifying gaps in system and implementing appropriate countermeasures
  • Owns the changeover DMS for their Operations area
  • Establishing changeover standards for all product SKU’s
  • Reviewing changeover critiques and coaching shift teams to identify and implement improvement opportunities to achieve CO success criteria
  • Leading rapid changeover events to identify additional opportunities to reduce changeover time as required by business need
  • Executing weekly health checks
  • Owns the change management DMS and validation processes
  • Including process benchmarking and reapplication across processes, modules and plants
Loss Elimination
  • Analyzes operational data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities including the creation of current state and future state loss trees utilizing tools such as loss allocation and Shape
  • Participating in Line DDS process daily to set priorities and allocate resources, and report results for previous 24 hours:-
  • CL & CO DMS’s
  • Top 3 stops and initial finding
  • Process failures and initial findings
  • Using reliability engineering tools to drive centerline DMS and loss elimination
  • Owns integrity of Operations event data systems (LEDS)
Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
  • Leads root cause problem solving efforts on key chronic losses for their Production area
  • Coaches teams to build capability in problem solving skills and formal tools including but not limited to Initial Problem Solving, Unified Problem Solving, 6W2H and 5 Whys
  • Leads and builds the capability of team around process failures technical troubleshooting
  • Guides team on use of lean tools and techniques covered in “Bacardi-Lean everything” SharePoint

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

The Process Lead role is a position suitable for Graduate Entry level.

  • Demonstrated self-motivated, personal leadership
  • Ability and commitment to drive change in the organization
  • Leadership skills, ability to lead a small project team
  • Interpersonal collaboration skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to present to small groups
Analytical/Problem Solving
  • Ability to work with data and information
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate technical data to support recommendations
  • Basic problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with structured problem tools useful but not mandatory
  • Specific technical mastery useful but not mandatory

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.